From east to west and north to south, fire departments are having manufacturers build smaller units that are carrying larger pumps and performing many functions that typically are done with Type 1 pumpers.
Superior Charter Township (MI) Fire Department 103-foot AerialCat™ rear-mount aerial ladder quint. Predator MFD cab with 10-inch raised roof and chassis; Cummins ISX15 565-hp engine; Hendrickson Firemaax air ride suspension.
The department's existing aerial, a 1993 unit, was approaching 25 years in service and was costing the department money and continuing maintenance to keep it operating properly.
George Clay Fire Company, West Conshohocken, PA, PRO™ rescue-pumper. Severe Service XLFD cab and chassis; TOP rollover protection; Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; Waterous CMU 2,000-gpm pump.
Nashville (TN) Fire Department, 101-foot AerialCat tractor-drawn aerial. Predator tractor cab; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; 500-pound unrestricted wet-dry tip load rating.
Winston Salem (NC) Fire Department 101-foot tractor-drawn aerial. Severe Service XMFD flat-roof tractor cab; Hendrickson FireMaxx air ride suspension; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Waterous S100 2,000-gpm pump.
The new trucks will join more than 100 KME apparatus currently in service at the Orange County Fire Authority.
KME Fire Apparatus announces the launch of the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System on KME custom chassis pumpers, tankers, rescues, and aerials.
East Pennsboro Township, PA, pumper. Severe Service cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Hale Qtwo 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell.
KME Fire Apparatus, an industry-leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the delivery of six (6) new Type 3 Interface Pumpers to the Santa Clara County Fire Department in Santa Clara, California.